AMRITA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Kochi,India

Accreditations: JCI Approved Doctors: Beds: 1200
International Patient Services: Yes
Languages: English,Malayalam


Amrita Institute of Medical Science (AIMS) brings together a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest standards of medical treatment. Our full range of primary and specialty care medical services enables cross-specialty consultation, which assures outstanding treatment for each patient. Our extensive infrastructure offers extensive facilities comprising 25 modern operating theatres, 210 equipped intensive-care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), a fully digital radiology department, a 24/7 telemedicine service and a NABL accredited clinical laboratory.

The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is the adjunct to the term "new universalism" coined by the World Health Organization. This massive healthcare infrastructure with over 26,00,000 sq. ft of built-up area spread over 94 acres of land supports a daily patient volume of about 1400 outpatients and with a 95 percent inpatient occupancy. Annual patient turnover touches an incredible figure of over 4,60,000 outpatients and nearly 40,000 inpatients.

AIMS of­fers a total and comprehensive health solution comparable to the best hospitals in the world. The AIMS team is comprised of physicians, surgeons and other healthcare professionals of the highest calibre and experience. AIMS features one of the most advanced hospital computer networks in India. The network supports more than 1300 computers and has computerised nearly every aspect of patient care including all patient information, lab testing and radiological imaging.

In the eleven short years since its inception, Amrita In­stitute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has grown from a 115 bed specialty hospital to a 1200 bed super-specialty tertiary care health centre with an attached medical college hospital. On the 17th of May 1998, AIMS was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the presence of Her Holiness, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi.

  • Total beds: 1200
  • Total intensive care beds: 135
  • Total inpatients in 2005: 36122
  • Total outpatients in 2005: 4,24,703
  • Total Operation theatres: 22
  • Heart Operations in 2005: 2334
  • Total operations 2005: 15,371
  • Total floor space: 900,000 ft² (84,000 m²)

List of Specialities/Departments:

  • Centre for Heart Diseases
  • Department of Adult Cardiology
  • Department of Paediatric Cardiology
  • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cancer Centre
  • Department of Medical Oncology
  • Department of Surgical Oncology
  • Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Centre for Digestive Diseases
  • Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Centre for Neurosciences
  • Department of Neurology
  • Department of Paediatric Neurology
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Centre for Orthopaedics
  • Centre for Plastic/Reconstructive and Microvascular Surgery
  • Department of Head and Neck
  • Department of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Department of Hand Surgery
  • Department of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
  • Department of Reconstructive Surgery
  • Department of Burns Surgery
  • Centre for Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • Centre for Behavioural Sciences
  • Department of Psychiatry Medicine
  • Department of Psychiatry Nursing
  • Department of Psychiatric Social Work
  • Department of Allied Behavioural Sciences
  • Solid Organ Transplant Centre
  • Department of Kidney Transplant
  • Department of Liver Transplant
  • Centre for Laboratory Medicine
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
  • Coarctation of Aorta repair
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle Repair
  • Double Switch Operation
  • Fontans Operation
  • AbdominoPerineal Resection of Rectum
  • Colonic Gastric Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic CBD Stone Removal
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Assisted Intestinal Resection
  • Laparoscopy Cardiomyotomy
  • Brachial Plexus Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Surgery / Endarterectomy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Menisectomy
  • Arthroscopic Shaving of Cartilage
  • Arthrscopic Ligament Reconstruction

Dr. T. S. Ganesan

  • Designation: HOD
  • Department: MedicalOncology
  • Qualification: MA (Oxon), MBBS, MD, MNAMS, Ph.D. (London) FRCP Chairman

Dr. Manoj Unni

  • Designation: Asst. Professor
  • Department: MedicalOncology
  • Qualification: MBBS/MD/ DM

Dr.Vijaykumar

  • Designation: Professor & Head of Dept
  • Department: SurgicalOncology
  • Qualification: MBBS/MS/MCh

Prof. Dr. Anand Kumar

  • Designation: Head of Department
  • Department: Neurology
  • Qualification: MBBS/MD/DM

Dr.K.P. Vinayan

  • Designation: Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Neurology
  • Qualification: MBBS/MD/DM

Dr. Dilip Panicker

  • Designation: Senior Doctor(HOD)
  • Department: Neurosurgery

Dr. K . Rajeev

  • Designation: Senior Doctor
  • Department: Neurosurgery

PETER ERIKSSON US
During my hospital visit, I was impressed with AIMS for a number of reasons. First of all I encountered pleasant and helpful staff every step of the way. You can really feel the heart of this hospital in the people who work here. Secondly, I was impressed with the competency of the doctors (by the way, nearly everyone speaks excellent english!) as well as the quality and newness of equipment and facilities. Thirdly I was impressed with how fast things happened-- in a matter of days rather than weeks. And last but not least, I was amazed at the cost-- the price of each procedure is a tiny fraction of what it would cost in the west. You can take a first-class tour of India, staying at 5-star hotels that are the equivalent of any in the US, have your medical procedure, and still save many thousands of dollars. AIMS has my whole-hearted recommendation.

TANYA RADHIKA US
There is something special about AIMS. Maybe it is because it was founded by Amma. Amma is the most selfless person I know-- her whole life is dedicated to serving the poor and uplifting humanity. This hospital is an example of that. Although the standard of living is improving very quickly now in India, there are still many people who are very poor and unable to afford the treatment they need. AIMS has helped thousands of poor patients with free treatment, giving them a lifeline they would otherwise not have. Along the way, AIMS has grown into an impressive hospital complex with all the latest equipment, as well as a full-fledged teaching college campus. Although AIMS continues to expand and develop its already impressive range of services and procedures, it still has the essence of compassion and personal care because of Amma, the guiding light of AIMS.

JOSH FREEMAN US
When I compare my experience here at AIMS with recent hospital visits in the US, I actually felt that the staff here at AIMS was more concerned with my well being. Because of the comprehensive details given to me regarding my dental surgury options (details that were not given to me during my consultations in the US), I was able to make a more informed and empowered decision. The service was excellent, I really felt like I was being taken care of. The facilities and staff were top notch! I felt the medical care was actually much better than the care that I received in the US in fact.

EILEEN JOICE US
After I was diagnosed with Hepatitis-C, a life threatening disease that can cause liver failure, my doctor in the Boston area of the U.S. recommended a new combo-drug therapy. Since, at the time, I had already scheduled a flight to India I decided to come to AIMS, where I consulted with Dr. Prem, a very knowledgeable gastroenterologist who is an expert in liver diseases. I learned that Dr. Prem had a very successful practice in Los Angeles for many years before returning to his homeland and assuming his current duties at AIMS. I was prescribed the same new combo-drug therapy by Dr. Prem, and underwent treatment at AIMS that included weekly injections and daily oral medications over a period of six months.

After the first month of my treatment, my test results indicated I was responding well to the medication. My liver test results were starting to become normal. The virus seemed to be going away! At the end of my treatment, I tested negative for the Hepatitis C virus. I was overjoyed! With a heart brimming with gratitude, I thanked all those who had been involved in my treatment�the doctors, nurses, administration and pharmacy staff . All of them had gone out of their way to help me and support me during the course of my treatment. It has been two-and-a-half years since I finished my treatment at AIMS, and my liver tests are still normal, indicating that I have been cured incredibly of this disease! It is a miracle. Thank You, Amma, thank You!